Community members race rubber ducks down the track at the Lucky Ducky Carnival underway until 2 p.m. today at FSN, 3540 Orange St. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Members of the younger set gather for some fun at today’s 2nd annual Lucky Ducky Carnival underway until 2 p.m. at FSN. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
The Second Annual Lucky Ducky Carnival is underway until 2 p.m. today at Family Strengths Network (FSN), 3540 Orange St.
The main event is the rubber duck races. For $5 per duck, racers will urge their ducks down a rain gutter with cups of water. There will be three race tracks and winners will receive small prizes and raffle tickets for a chance to win larger prizes geared to boys, girls and families.
The Lucky Ducky Carnival also has other free carnival games, food and a silent auction. Proceeds help to support the work of Family Strengths Network. FSN has undergone big changes in the past year. The main one is its move to new digs on Orange Street, the former home of PEEC. The new facility better fits the needs of the non-profit. Visitors, especially kids, enjoy the big lawn outside the Center.
FSN also has expanded its hours. The Center is now open until 3 p.m., Wednesdays as well as 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. The Center also is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
FSN provides education and activities to all types of families, parents, teens, and children in Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico. FSN’s goal is to help all types of families and their members with the challenge of being healthy, self-sufficient, and able to share with and learn from other families.
Among the many services at FSN are a check-out toy library, a book library with material on family topics, play space, meeting space, classes for parents and kids, and many support, and just-for fun groups for kids and adults.